Spring Sprung a Little (LOT!) Early

This might just be a perfect moment.  The kids are outside playing.  It is a wet but not raining afternoon.  I have a pot of milk coming to a boil on the stove from Kilby Cream in Rising Sun and another pot with American Organic Brown Basmati Rice cooking.  I am planning to make Palek Paneer with the spinach I acquired today during the second week of our spring csa from Brad’s Produce.  Many of the markets are already opened and have amazing fresh produce like STRAWBERRIES, spinach, asparagus, onions, herbs, flowers and lettuces.  The hens are ramping up egg production again so eggs are easy to come by and always there is milk.  There isn’t much you couldn’t by locally and I LOVE that!

Ok.  So the milk has come to a boil.  I added salt and vinegar to make the cheese and turned the burner off.  That will sit for a few minutes before I pour it into my cheese bag to strain it.  It still amazes me just how simple it is to make cheese.  I’ve always found that particular food a bit mysterious.

The oven is also heating up to receive a loaf of bread.  I started using the method of baking fresh bread in 5 min a day and found it to open up so many opportunities for bread.  You can check out the book I am using at http://www.artisanbreadinfive.com/.

Just an FYI there are still openings at Sunny Hill Farm for their summer CSA program.  Check it out here.

So, that is all for now.  Let me know what you would like to hear about and I’ll pick up writing again!

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